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October 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Jonathan Evison on loss, survival and an epic road trip

One of my local favorite novels this fall is “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving” by Bainbridge Island writer Jonathan Evison. It tells the story of a grieving young father who has lost his children in a freak accident – to survive, he takes a job as caregiver to a teenager with muscular dystrophy.

Sounds like a downer? This novel is sad, but it’s also terribly funny (Evison is a gifted comic) and ultimately uplifting. Evison discusses his novel tonight on “Well Read,” the books and authors program on TVW, the state public access channel. You can see it at 7 and 10 tonight, or you can view it here:

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But wait: there’s more on Evison. Here’s a Seattle Times Q&A with him; a review of the book and Evison’s own first-person account of why he wrote the novel.

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